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Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
area congresswoman is celebrating a new law. the billjust signed by president obama was cosponsored by palo alto representative. it directs the cancer institute to focus on early detection of the deadly deadliest cancers. . >> new at 6:00, president obama will be toasting his inauguration with with a flute of bay area bubbly. we went to the corrbell wine ri. >> at the wine ri, happy days are here again. . >> it's very exciting. >> it's an honor because the champagne selected to flow at the upcoming inauguration luncheon is from so gnome ma county -- sonoma county. ninety bottles were shipped before christmas and are ready for popping after the ceremony. thechampagne is a 2008 vintage. >> it is very traditional and is just a really dry style of california champagne. >> this will be the eighth inauguration in a row for them againing with with ronald reagan's second one. >> we went to the innaug ral committee and talked about our history and asked if we could be a part of this luncheon and they granted it. it's not a given. we definitely have to go back and present our product. we'revery
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Jan 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
power. >> it's been two months since the election but president obama's re-election became official today. >> barrack obama, received for the president of the united states 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts 206 votes. >> aalry of the vote was announced today in congress as a formality. as you just heard from joe biden mr. obama captured more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency. he will be sworn in for his second time january 20th. the december jobs report was released today and shows an up tick in hiring last month. employers added jobs last december but the unemployment went unchanged at 7.8%. much of gains come from growth in construction due to a massive rebuilding effort after super storm sandy. those number sent stocks up today for all three market with the s and p closing at it's highest level since 2007. >> another bay area lawmaker has been named to a new gun violence prevention task force. the congresswoman will serve as vice chair and representative mike thompson from napa will be the chairman. they will be looking into ways to prevent mass shoo
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
-- lynnette gibson. >>> three hours from now, president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. coming up at 7:15, why members of hagel's own party say they are against his nomination. >>> at the same white house event this morning, president obama will nominate john brennan as the new cia director. he's currently the counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. he's also a 25-year cia veteran. president obama considered nominating brennan for the job four years but brennan withdrew his name after being criticized during the bush administration. >>> 49ers fans are ready. in a couple of hours tickets go on sale for saturday's big playoff games against the green bay packers. but knows tickets will not be easy to get. ryan flores is live in san francisco. any idea how many tickets are up for grabs, ryan? >> reporter: very few, dave. very few. that's the latest we're hearing from the team. if you are a 49ers' fan you are probably hoping this week goes by fast because you are looking forward to the game and it was messed to be an -- it's expected to be
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
agains between president obama and hamid karzai. as kyla campbell reports the outcome could determine how many american troops come home this year. kyla. >> reporter: dave more than 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan right now. president obama has not determined how many will leave the middle east this year. the u.s. war on terror in afghanistan officially ends next year. u.s. and nato forces are set to leave by the year of 2014. this year afghan forces are supposed to take the lead in security and that means thousands of u.s. traps could return home. but president obama is open to keeping anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. after the end of the war next year. the u.s. leaders want to make sure afghan officials can run their government and security without america's help. plus the pentagon wants karzai's word that the afghan security forces will keep the taliban from setting up shop as soon as the u.s. pulls out its troops. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: keep in mind secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense leon panetta are both leaving their po
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Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate his white house chief of staff as the next u.s. treasury secretary. jack lew has extensive public and private sector experience including budget director for presidents obama and bill clinton. he's also known for his thorough knowledge of the federal budget. an announcement is possible before the end of the week. >>> stip college of san francisco is hoping for a deadline extension to maintain its accreditation. the school has until march 15th to come up with a plan to fix financial problems. but officials say there are some issues that will require more time to work through. the school has already made several changes, including the hiring of more experienced leaders and improving its budget management. >>> today, san jose planners will decide if the location of a newly approved charter school plan fits with city goals. council members gave their approval yesterday for the rocket ship education charter element school on lick avenue. it would also provide a park and a playground for the area. some residents are opposed to the plan
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Jan 10, 2013 4:30am PST
president barack obama could nominate his staff as treasure secretary sometime today. he will replace tim geithner who is stepping down today just as they are preparing for a confrontation with republicans over debt and deficits. this is interesting, in jack lou becomes treasury secretary, his signature would appear on every bill. tim geithner said he had to change his signature when he got the job to make it legible. >>> it led to a fatal stabbing. police say they have arrested a cheating wife and his boyfriend and tied them to a bizarre plot. they hired a man to scared the woman's estranged husband to scare him out of moving out. >> she felt this would be a persuasion for a scare tactic to get him to move out of the residence. >> police say the husband finally stabbed the intruder during a struggle inside the home. the husband acted in self- defense and is not being charged. meanwhile hiss estranged wife and three others in jail facing murder charges. >>> a man who spearheaded the murder in colorado shooting, he is on the short list of becoming police chief. they interviewed the fin
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
footing the bill. >>> and the nominee is, president obama. announces his choice for secretary of defense. why his pick is met with fierce opposition. >> a beautiful red sky tonight. clouds increasing, and a glance sprinkles into the five-day forecast and a -- chance of sprinkles into the five-day forecast. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> president obama nominated chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even before the announcement critics went on the attack. the report from washington, d.c. on why the objections are coming from both sides. >> reporter: i am told this is where chuck hagel could have a confirmation hearing. he will also meet with individuals ahead of the hearing. president obama picked chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. he is a veteran who received two purple hearts. >> our troops see a decorated combat veteran of strength. >> reporter: se
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Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
research to move guard. the justices refused to hear a case that challenged the funding. the obama administration has limited funding to research stem cell lines that came from embryos from fertility clinic that other wise would have been thrown away. >>> president obama named his choices for director of defense. reporter craig boswell tells us now both men are sure to face tough questioning during their confirmation hearings. >> reporter: president obama makes a pair of high profile nominations. >> john brenham. >> reporter: hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska and a decorated vietnam senator. >> he will be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. >> reporter: while the president's pointed out hagel's gop nomination many are lining up against the nomination. >> chuck hagel has said previously that he doesn't believe we ought to keep all options on the table when it comes to an aranian nuclear threat. >> he has not been a friend to israel and in my deal the united states should stand with israel. >> reporter: as for brennan. >> a 35 year vet
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
said that the obama administration will explore all options in efforts to control gun violence. sandra reports, this came as biden began a series of meetings with various groups including those for and against more gun control. . >> dozens of lives lost and grief at makeshift memorials. preventing mass shootings is the job the presidential task force is trying to tackle. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion that unless we can do efg we're going to do nothing. >> vice president joe biden is heading up the gun violence task force. gun safety, victims add voir dire carcinoma si and gun owner shim groups are joining in the conversation to come up with recommendations to prevent gun violence. caving to criticism for declining the initial invitation, wal-mart decided to attend the meeting. they saidthey are sending an appropriate represent tiff to participate. >> wal-mart sells many of the type of weps used in recent shootings. . >> let me say this, more guns are not the answer. >> security should not mean a guard posts outside every classroom 40% o
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Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> president obama faces a full agenda as he returns from vacation. the president and first lady returned to washington today from hawai'i. among his top concerns nominations for secretary of defense, secretary of state and treasury as well as budget battles over delayed spendion cuts, government funding and the looming debt ceiling. mr. obama's inauguration is january 21st, followed by his annual state of union address congressional leaders are gear up with the debate over the debt ceiling. as elizabeth corridan tells us republicans want any increase tied to spending cuts. >> i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't without a plan we all should be fired. >> reporter: now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis. this time, over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement is not reached by late february or early march the united states risks defaulting on its financial obligations and the altru will be on how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> the bottom line is that we can't continue down the path we're on to borr
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Jan 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> president obama announced a major change in the mission in afghanistan during a meeting at the white house with afghan president. >> it'll be a historic moment. >> reporter: president obama said after 11 careers careers -- years of war it's time for afghans to do their own fighting. he added the pace of troop withdraw is not yet set but most if not all american forces will be out by december 2014. >>> in other news of the world tonight in the western african nation of mali, forced opened fire. france said it was coming to the aid of soldiers. the militants are taking control of large parts of mali in recent months. >>> survivors of the contra concordia were told not to come to the anniversary. the owner said the problem is there isn't enough room on the island to accommodate the survivors. instead the day is being reserved for families of the 32 people who tide one year ago. >>> and in russia, scientists say an erupting volcano is forming a lake of molten lava. officials may be in danger from the lava and poison gases spewing out. scientis
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Jan 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
here. >>> president obama signed a bill making pinnacle's national monument the country's 59th and newest national park. pin -- pinnacle is now the closest national park to the bay area. it gets its name from the rocks made from an extent volcano. it's culturally significant to several native american tribes. it's also popular with rock climbers. the new designation is expected to draw more visitors and business to the area. most visitors visit in spring and fall because it can be very hot during the summer months. >>> allowed what sounded to me like an explosion. almost like a shotgun blast. >> a big rig crashes falls 30 feet from the highway and explodes into flames. the firsthand accounts of the efforts to save the driver. >> and what women should know about ambient. >>> a paramedic that pulled a driver from a big rig wants to find the two men who helped him. rob roth shares the paramedic story and the images now sered in his memory. >> you can see right there it's singed. >> reporter: perry hood suffered second degree burns on his arm trying to save a man he never knew. >> we d
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Jan 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama care. california became the first state to get approval for healthcare exchanges. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now to explain who benefits and how much it will cost. >> reporter: remember covered california, it will be good news for millions. 6million californians, a million in the bay area have no health insurance. she can't afford coverage. >> i think i have to pay $150 a month and that is still half my check. >> reporter: he byes health insurance -- buys health insurance privately. >> pinches the check. there have been months i have been unable to meet my payment. >> reporter: california can create a healthcare market place. >> this is the biggest change in decades. >> reporter: she says it benefits low income people. >> they will have an option where they can potentially get coverage. >> reporter: the state health exchange is to select 5-6 plans. each with its own network. giving consumers an affordable choice. low income families could get insurance for $22 a month. all would pay just $20 a month if they administer a basic health plan. >> the
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Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
obama outlined his vision for the new year. >> we need to promote our energy independence and protect our planet from the harmful effects much climate change and shielding our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> president said that he's looking forward to work with the new congress and proud that they passed landmark legislation. >>> the first family will conclude the holiday break late tonight. they're scheduled to depart from hey high around midnight. -- from hawaii around midnight. the first family started the end of the year vacation on december 21st. but the president returned to washington last week to help negotiate the fiscal cliff deal. >>> your tax refund could be coming late they are year and you can blame the fiscal cliff deal. they will issue tax forms based on the laws. the agency will not start accepting tax returns. but two years ago congress was in a similar bind. and tax season didn't begin till mid-february. >>> minority house leader nancy pilosi is depending a photo depicting women democrats in the state. she's calling it and accurate historical error. th
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
thanks to a federal transportation bill signed by president oe -- president obama which allows for bridge rail systems. >>> the coast guard says it could take several months to figure out exactly what went wrong. >>> students joined teachers and other staff members today at embattled san francisco city college for a protest against the new interim chancellor. >> about 100 people gathered outside at the main ccsf campus on ocean avenue. at the same time that the interim chancellor was giving her welcome address to kick off the spring semester. >> we are committed to ensuring that we maintain the educational quality that we have had. and the commitment and the passion for our students and for the community. >> the group says the chancellor and the school should be used more money from voter approved proposition a to help the school's mounting costs. >>> and the report says that it will poll its approval and close the school if it can't bridge a budget gap by march. however a state community college official warned this week the school will likely not make that deadline. >>> it is col
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
is raffling off two tickets to president obama's inauguration ceremony in washington, d.c. it is on his website and only applies to people in his district. >>> another winter spare the air day for tomorrow. the areas under a dense fog advisory and which part of the week will have temperatures in the 20s. >> prepping for the packers. >> we live for this moment. do or die. >> what he says the 49ers must do to win. >> plus the quest to find more victims of the "speed freak killers." the agency taking charge and why it only plans to dig 5 feet a day. >>> officials say a pilot and passenger walked away today from this landing. it happened about 10:15 a.m. this morning at san carlos airport. the faa says it rolled off the runway and the nose gear ended up in a slew. the plane is registered to a man from arizona. >> police are searching for the man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend by setting her on fire. >> how can you go from arguing to setting someone on fire. that is what gets me. >> police say dexter oliver threw gas on his girlfriend and then lit her on fire yesterday after th
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Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
veteran. president barack obama considered nominating him four years ago but he withdrew his name after information came up about things he was uncomfortable with. >>> several republican lawmakers have considered hagel's stand on israel and hamas. >> chuck hagel if confirmed for secretary he of defense would be the most antagonistic for the state of israel in history. >> he served incredibly in vietnam, served this country as the united states senator and he has not had a chance to speak for himself. >> hagel can vote and is aimed at some sanctions and he is replacing leon panetta who is stepping down. >>> secretary clinton was released and a was admitted when they followed up on a concussion she suffered in december. she will participate in events for ahmed wali karzai visit on friday. >>> lots of people as we talked about earlier are heading back, let's check in with sal on traffic, good morning sal. >>> good morning, pam, and brian and it looks good so far. we are going to be much whatting a lot later and let move on you can see the golden gate bridge is going well and just be carefu
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. senators are furious after president obama nominated former senator chuck hagel to be the new secretary of defense. and as kyla campbell reports, hagel is getting an endorsement that may do more harm than good. >> reporter: dave, several senators say chuck hagel is soft on iran and he's not as committed to keeping the country from developing nuclear weapons. well, today's iran's foreign ministry program says if he leaves the program, he hopes it will improve relations between iran and the u.s. hagel's critics argue he was soft on iran when he served on the foreign relations committee as a u.s. senator. they say iran would welcome him as a leader because they won't fear suffer -- tougher sanctions when this comes to their nuclear program. he has supported u.n. sanctions against iran and believes they are working. hagel says he did not support sanctions that would be imposed by the u.s. alone because he felt that that would just isolate america from having good foreign relations. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama's next nomination expected to be w
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
have a list of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising reoccurrence of suggestions. >> reporter: he is focused on the types of weapons. also, a ban of high capacity gun clips and closing the gun show loophole. they are looking for proposals and may try executive action. >> through executive action it is tough for the white house to make that much of a difference or not going to ban the sale of certain ammunition or weapons. >> reporter: promoters say attendance is up. the loophole allows unlicense sellers to sell bout a back ground check. president obama asked for the task force after the shooting in sandy hook elementary school shooting last month. >> nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter most than six-year-old kids riddled, not shot, riddled, riddled with bullet holes. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will meet with representatives of the video game industry on friday. >> after meeting with the vice president the nra released a statement. we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
announcement today by president obama. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> the much talked about boeing 787 dream liner has come to mineta san jose international airport. there you see it landing with a plane full of passengers from tokyo. all nepal airlines are now offering the fright from san jose and asian in six years. >> it's very exciting, it's a huge thing because this is the first. we need to be successful with the first so we get the second, third and fourth. >> reporter: local leaders toasted the arrival of ana service at
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
tracker too. >>> president barack obama makes another cabinet announcement why jack lew needs to work on his signature if he wants to be treasury secretary. >>> live in palo alto where there are numerous cases of women being sexually assaulted and we will tell you about the numerous cases here in the parking lot. >>> and the drive is not a bad drive at all, we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. . >>> all right, welcome back, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. a caster county man is facing charges in a bizarre drug case. he is accused of having a 5- foot alligator in his house guarding his marijuana. officials say he was right next to 34,000 marijuana buds valued at $134,000. a man convicted of murder said he killed his 89-year-old mother. dennis stanworth was out on parole for a life prison sentence for killing two teens in 1966. >>> and vice-president joseph biden is looking for ways to reduce gun violence. today he will be meeting with gun owner's groups, hunters and also representatives from the entertainment indust
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Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
million in india and the two most followed are richard branson followed by president obama. linked in stock climbed 2% following the newsenedding at $113 a share. >>> facebook has e-mailed this cryptic invitation to reporters for a press conference next tuesday at headquarters the line come see what we are build something the only hint. some tech blogs are speculating facebook may be releasing a smart phone others say that is unlikely. >>> governor brown is set to release his budget plan for the next fiscal year at the state capital tomorrow the projected california budget gap is just under $2 million. lawmakers also say governor brown's plan may include spending as much as $500 million of prop 39 tax money to make public schools more energy efficient. >>> a federal judge gave final approval to a $1 million settlement in the uc davis pepper spraying incident. people everywhere were outraged by that incident under the settlement the 21 students will each get $30,000 another $100,000 will be split among 15 other individuals. and attorneys will be paid $250,000 in fees. >>> san francisco
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Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
control legislation. as kyla campbell reports, president barack obama wants to move quickly with any recommendations. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the vice- president has given them a few weeks to come up with regulation on gun control. -- legislation on gun control. vice-president joseph biden is meeting with gun control leaders and tomorrow he will be sitting down with the n ra and other groups. they want to place more focus on mental health and violent video games. -- violent video games. they are sending members as vice-president joseph biden continues with the series of meetings. and he was invited to the house -- white house but de-- white house but declined. more on that later in my next update. >>> thompson is chairman for the gun violence prevention task force. he want to hear more ideas on making things safer. the meeting will go on until 8:30. >>> tomorrow water service will be back to normal after a plumbing problem which lasted several hours. an alert was issued yesterday at 1:00 and that means water can only be used for urgent patient care. water service was restored sh
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Jan 9, 2013 4:30am PST
control laws. president barack obama put vice- president joseph biden in charge with proposals and the national rifles association will be getting together with other gun owner groups. >>> they will not take part and wal-mart was invited to attend tomorrow. wal-mart will not be there due to a schedule willing project. and mike thompson is holding a prevention foreman and they are taking the task force and they are there to hear ideas about what to it be done. that will be held at vallejo city hall from 7:00 to 8:30. the last witness will take the stand about the colorado movie rampage. coming up, what a detective is saying about the dedecoratives -- detectives strange behavior after the arrest. >>> he was arrested outside his home. williams appeared for reckless driving. according to police williams is supposed to appear in court on a misdemeanor battery charge. >>> judgment has arrived for barry bonds. the home run king has been selected for the hall of fame. some 600 baseball riders will go and many have gone to a case tied to steer road scandal. every giant is looking to be on the f
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00am PST
vice president says he will present recommendations from his meetings this week to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and from gun owner groups. the president of the national rifle association says he left that meeting disappointed. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same position he's taken for years. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting we said we have already made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. gun owners along with supporters of gun control packed a meeting in santa rosa. we'll tell you how their comments could influence gun policy legislation on capitol hill. >>> a former death row inmate accused of killing his own mother is due in court this afternoon. 70-year-old dennis has admitted to killing 90-year-old nelli turner in their vallejo home. he's a convicted killer first sentenced to death in 1
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Jan 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
send representatives to those meetings. president obama set the vice president as head of the association against violence. >>> james holmes is the man accused of killing 12 people inside a movie theater. >> they are saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> reporter: the call from the theater in aurora lasted 27 seconds with the caller drowned out by the sounds of gunshots. 30 gunshots were heard in that one call alone. today an fbi agent took the stand and described a massive booby trap in the suspect's apartment. it included smokeless powder and live rounds. >>> mcclain wears number 55 he was pulled over for a window tint violation in decatur alabama. he lied about his identity and was arrested. mcclain was previously arrested for firing a gun right next to a man's face also in decature. >>> the parents of the debate group pflag died in her home. jeanne ma nford was a teacher turned activist after her son was beat to death during a demonstration. seen here, she wrote a letter to a newspaper saying simply, i have a homo sexual son and i love him. >>> a man took on a b
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Jan 11, 2013 4:30am PST
. biden says he will present recommendations to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and gun owners groups. the president of the national rifle association says he's disappointed with the meeting. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same he's taken in years. these are not new positions. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting he said no we made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow quote law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. >>> two families are suing oikos university over last years deadly shooting rampage in oakland. seven people died when suspected gunman juan koa opened fire. the lawsuit was filed in alameda county yesterday by families of two of the victims. the school should have known he was to pose a serious danger to students because of the disagreements he had with the university staff beforehand. >>> school safety is now a big issue
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Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> president barack obama made two nominations for key cabinet posts. the president named chuck hagel as his nominee for secretary defines. -- secretary defense. some say the nominations are troublesome and hagel could even have trouble with members of his own party. but the president said he is ready for a tough confirmation fight in the senate. >> i hope the senate will act on these promptly and when it comes to national security, we don't like to leave a lot of gaps. >> if confirmed, brennan will replace leon panetta, the director of the cia and take over for general david petraeus who resigned over an extra marital affair. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton resumed work today and received a football helmet to protect her from another head injury. she fell after becoming dihydrated and developed a concussion. >>> california lawmakers are back at the state capital hold be super majorities in both houses for the first time in 30 years. the legislature recessed for the holidays and the super majority means democrats can pass legislation without a single republican vote. as the leg
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Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
there. president obama would not give a precise number of how many will remain after next year. >>> here in the bay area several homes on the peninsula were evacuated because a gas leak. the leak was reported about 10:00 a.m. on the 1100 block of there in hillsborough. pg&e says a contractor hit a one inch natural gas line to a home. people who live in the homes nearby have been evacuated while crews work to cap that leak. >>> health officials are forecasting a severe flu season in the u.s., prompting doctors here to advise people to get their flu shots now. the cdc says this season's on track to be the worse in a decade. so far california is still among a few states without widespread flu. bay area health officials predict the peak of flu season will hit california in the coming weeks. if you have not already done so doctors recommend getting a flu shot now. they say it takes up to two weeks to become effective. a total of 4 flu related deaths have been reported in the state this season. >>> sad news to report, one of the famous san francisco twins has died. vivian brown passe
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Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
is scheduled to arrive back in washington within the next half hour. the president and michelle obama held hands at the airfield and bid farewell to the well wishers and got on board air force one. they spent the last day at the hawaiian rental. they are scheduled to land at base and drews. and we will show you more later. >>> the search continues for a man who was last skydiving in washington state. crews have narrowed the search to a quarter mile area near the mountain east of seattle. kurt ruper was wearing a brown and green wing suit and that suit may be making it hard for the rescuers to spot him in the terrain. >>> crews were outlooking for the plane carrying italian fashion designer vittorio missoni. and he was traveling with his wife and two crew members. the plane vanished. the designer house was founded by his father. >>> this is a rape case involving two football players and a 16-year-old girl. >> more than a thousand protestors, some wearing masks demonstrated in front of the steubenville courthouse yesterday. this showed a video, they were joking about the rape last augus
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Jan 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
killed inside a movie theater last july. >>> today, president obama's weekly address focused on his next challenge with congress. the debt ceiling. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. >> republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the party isn't unified on that strategy. yesterday, former presidential candidate newt gingrich called a potential showdown over the debt ceiling a, quote, dead loser for the gop. >>> a new kind of air ship built in southern california is almost ready to fly for the u.s. military. construction of the aero craft at a tuscan facility is complete. the company's worldwide aeros just released this video of the giant blimp-like craft in meetings. it combines airplane and air ship technologies and the military hopes to use i
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Jan 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
president obama's weekly addressed focused on his next challenge with congress, the debt ceiling. >> one hing i will commote compromise is lightning congress should pay the tab for a bill they already wracks up. if congress refuses to gift united states the ability to pay its bills the consequences could be catastrophic. republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the g.o.p. is not unified in its own strategy. yesterday former president candw commented. >>> google said the decision to block map was to ensue a good user experience and not about exceptionally interfering with a rival product. according tot tech site google is working on a redirect so window users can use the map service. >> some homeowners on storm- ravaged staten island, new york are furious that going is touring neighborhoods, photographing damaged homes for it's 360-degree map technology. google says it's updating the photos to "help people around the world better understand the extent of the damage. google says it plans to revisit affected areas and take more pictures to show the recovery progress over time.
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00am PST
- president joseph biden to come up with policy proposals later this month and president barack obama has vowed to move swiftly and they are including legislative proposals and executive action. mayor bloomberg is advising the president. >> all of us know vice- president joseph biden is not a shrinking violate particularly when it comes to crime and the gun problem in this country and the number of murders. >> reporter: vice-president joseph biden is not just targeting gun safety and groups, he wants to make sure they are involved as well. >> wal-mart was invited to attend assessing -- a session tomorrow but wal-mart will not be there due to a schedule willing conflict. -- scheduling conflict. >>> thompson is part of the prevention task force. he said he wants to hear ideas about what can be done to make communities safer. it will be held from 7:00 to 8:30. people in north hayward are more visible these days. it is an effort to cut down on burglaries. especially around a street and mission boulevard. robberies increased last year and police are hoping their larger presence in those neighb
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Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
joe bien -- biden to get ideas. and president obama is pushing for quick action. the vice president is meeting this hour with gun 50 and victims' groups to kick off a series of discussions. the nra and other groups will meet with joe biden tomorrow. the nation's biggest gun retaller initially said it could not come to -- retailer initially said it could not come to washington tomorrow but then they said walmart will meet with the vice president. some gun control groups say when it comes to changing legislation, it all comes down to supply and demand. we have to look at the supply site. the doe manneds people have in this -- the demand people have in this country, pick it up and use it aggressively. >> reporter: representatives from the video game and entertainment industries are also coming to d.c. tomorrow to talk about how violence on screen can lead to crimes in real life. i just heard back from my source at the white house. i checked to see if any san francisco-based gamemakers would be in attendance tomorrow but she said they are not releasing that information at this time. liv
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Jan 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
tonight about the republican president obama plans to nominate to be the next defense secretary. why conservatives are denouncing the investigation. >> if the lord gives us enough time we might read them all. >> love letters find their way home. how a stranger helped reconnect the couple with their past. >>> san jose police are trying to track down a gunman who shot and killed a man in front of his home. ktvu's cara liu tells us why the victim was not immediately found. >> reporter: neighbors say they heard argues last night outside of this home followed by gunfire. >> we heard two shots go off. we woke up this morning to a bunch of officers coming over here. >> reporter: another neighbor didn't want to be on camera because she fears for her safety. she said she called 911 but when officers came out last night during the rain they didn't find anything. >> it makes me think about security for myself. for protection. because they were out here, they had the lights, the equipment and they couldn't find anything now. where does that leave us? >> reporter: police confirm the body was disc
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Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
cut tupping and putting them on a budget, barak obama said give us another one and harry reid you have to - on >> john: would you support the debt ceiling. >> i don't support not dealing with the program. this whole, the way this town works and the fiscal cliff deal, the only winners were washington, they got more money and the folk necessary ohio lost rev snaul business owners had money taken from them. politicians in washington win. 10 or 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties are in the dc area . mr. van hollen res one of those areas it is about time to say stop the madness and cut up the credit card and we want a solution. >> guest: a couple of points. sequester was replaced two months and not kicked down the road. >> guest: it was kicked down the road. >> guest: no, jim, you have to get the facts straight. >> guest: i have them straight. >> guest: we have 24 billion in deficit reduction. halfful it was cut and the model going forward is to continue to do balanced approach of cuts and revenue. america didn't go over the fiscal cliff. i know you voted not to go over the fiscal cliff.
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00am PST
but enforcing laws already on the books will cause more violence. president barack obama says he wants quick action on new gun control legislation. in the wake of the school shooting in newtown connecticut they pushed every armed guard. the n ra is willing to put up a fight and says the president can act for approval without congress. >> the president will take executive action to be taken and we have not decided what that is yet and we are complying with the attorney general... >> and that right there has a lot of gun lobbiests fired up and i will tell you more when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they will reexamine safety procedures after what happened in connecticut. they are looking into an adult school to come up with a violent pattern. >>> there was a scare in los angeles after gunfire. the reason police were able to move in quickly and make an arrest. >>> new this morning, military jets may fly through skies for an exercise. it is set to take place in sonoma county and you may see f- 16 fighter jets and that's planned between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
convert ammunition clips to high capacity magazines. >>> later today, president barack obama is expected to nominate the next secretary of defense and as campbell reports, he is not fully supported by even his own party. carla? >> reporter: officials say president barack obama will nominate chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. hagel will be the first not mated for the post an is considered a good addition to the president's cabinet. there is still bits of shrapnel in his chest and headed an investment banking firm. he was elected to the senate and retired in 2009. mitch mcconnel told us what is expected. >> to have a full understanding and close relationship with our israeli allies and the importance of having a robust military. >> reporter: but some say hagel does not fit the bill and we will have more ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> elliot spitzer will not continue with his show now that the show has been sold to al jazeer. he is with al gore, not with al jazeer. he purchased the television show for 500 bucks and the governor is also giving up the show he has been doing on cu
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
obama will announce he is nominating defense augustel and why some members are now opposed to his nomination. >>> at the same time, the president will nominate the new homeland security to secretary of state. he considered nominating him four years ago but he was criticized after being accused of controversial interrogation techniques. >>> they will meet wednesday on the new labor deal which will end the 113 day lock out. a new deal has to be ratified and after a 16 hour negotiating session an agreement had been reached. that was welcomed news for bars and restaurant near the hp pavilion who says they have been suffering without the san jose sharks. >> it will be less than what it should be but we will take something over nothing. >> they sent out a memo saying january 19th was the best date. but if we move quickly it could happen january 15thth. to talk more about the possible lock out, go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on the lock out tab. >>> 6:08 is the time, businesses included, they are welcoming fans back. >> you saw that bar keep there, he is probably happy. let's l
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> another day, another fight in washington d.c. after president barack obama nominated a new secretary of defense. lawmakers are both sides of the aisle are both ready to file, carla? >> reporter: republicans and democrats alike took a stand against his nomination. chuck hagel reserved nomination to 2009 and turned off plenty as well as democrats. he shares his opinion even if it goes against the political grain. senators have expressed his comments with israel and iran as well as handling terrorists in the middle east but his quotes have been taken out of context. he will give a fair shake at a confirmation hearing but some are saying this will be the president's choice. >> reporter: i contacted dianne finestein's office and she said she wants to work with hagel to make sure he wants to secure the middle east and make sure service workers have a quality more on the opposition and more on the reaction when i see you next. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> all right, now the next nomination president barack obama is expected to make is white house chief of staff jack lou to replace tim ge
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
charges. >>> president barack obama has chuck hagel as the new secretary defense -- defense secretary and they are preparing for a confirmation battle. hagel is being criticized by both republicans and democrats and here is more on what chuck hagel is doing to fight back. >>> there is no need to reduce the number of inmates and tara moriarty is at san quentin with how the governor is trying to get out of a federal court order. >>reporter: brown said the state has helped to add the problem by adding beds and renovating healthcare facilities. federal judges have given the state until midnight to file the plans for further reducing the prison population instead, state attorneys filed a motion just hours before the deadline saying the requirement for healthcare has been met and the governor will trump that effort. governor brown also wants to get out from under the court order that requires california to spend more than $40 million a year sending inmates to prisons in other states. the population in the state's 33 prisons has been involved since 2011. of course they have been un
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Jan 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
say it's filled with port barrel projects. >> barack obama the state of illinois has received 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts has received 206 votes. >>> vice president joe biden released the electoral vote. the constitution says it's not official until the electoral college votes are counted. >>> the new film zero dark 30 about the killing of osama bin laden is drawing high praise as well as some pointed criticism. ktvu's rita williams tells us about a controversial part of the movie that has people protesting. >> never legal, never moral, never accepted. >> reporter: an unusual protest outside an emeryville theater today about this. the new film zero dark 30 about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> i'm not your friend. i'm not going to help you. i'm going to break you. >> reporter: in the movie the interrogations inclued waterboarding and the implication that torture provided the information that led to osama bin laden. senators dianne feinstein and former pow john mccain say that's not what the cia told them. >> torture does not work to somehow make people belie
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
similar to president obama's task force headed by joe biden. it's expected to lay out recommendations as early as the end of the month. but such efforts face opposition. some believe getting rid of guns will not keep citizens safe. >> you have a first amendment there's a second amendment. but guns do not kill people, we just had two murders my office investigated by knives. should we take all the knives away. i mean where do you draw the line. >> reporter: questions leaders are searching to answer. sandra endo, ktvu news. >>> a fisher price baby seat is being recalled due to mold. fisher price's newborn rocking seat is being recalled after mold was reported. at least 16 infants have been treated for medical problems including respiratory issues. for more information on what to look for specifics on the seat and what to do if you have one, go to our website ktvu.com and look under web links. >>> one day after a tanker hit the bay bridge, we investigate a controversy over bar pilots work log. >> feeding duck, geese and other california wildlife, a new campaign to get them to stop. look
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Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
obama. according to that new deal, starting this spring, the mission of americans will be to train, advise, and assist. >> the reason we went to war in the first place is now within reach, ensuring that al-qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against america. >> in this morning's weekly address, president obama discussed how he'll end the 11- year-long war in afghanistan. in the coming months, he'll announce the next phase of the u.s. troop drawdown. most, if not all american forces should be up by december 2014. more than 2000 americans have died in the afghan war. >>> the air force is preparing for stringent cutbacks if congress can't agree on a budget by march. the air force says noncritical flights will be grounded from late july through september, including air show improvements, base improvements cut back by 50% and widespread civilian furloughs will be instituted. the air force employs about 330,000 active duty service members and 143,000 civilians. >>> the navy is looking into whether all sailors should wear flame-resistent clothing at sea. tests have sho
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